Concussion in sport

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Scans can detect brain injury after repeated head impacts in sport
Study of former American footballers offers hope that damage could be diagnosed more easily

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

24, Nov, 2021 @9:57 PM

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‘Life is hardly worth living’: brain injury study reveals rugby’s mental health crisis | Andy Bull
Players who suffered multiple concussions are at high risk, so why is a charity and not sporting authorities leading the way?

Andy Bull

24, Nov, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Base of the iceberg: the tragic cost of concussion in amateur sport | Emma Kemp
Former footy player Paul Wheatley is serving a prison sentence – the culmination of a chain of events that could be traced back to numerous on-field head knocks

Emma Kemp

22, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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RFL approves concussion-detecting mouthguards across rugby league
The initial plan was for the mouthguards to be used in Super League only from 2022 but they will also now be adopted in the Women’s Super League and at academy and community level

Aaron Bower

18, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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World Rugby’s cynical deflection over brain injuries is an insult to the players | Michael Aylwin
Governing body’s posturing over the cause of early onset dementia among ex-players is extraordinarily insensitive

Michael Aylwin

17, Nov, 2021 @7:12 PM

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Head collisions may not be sole cause of dementia, World Rugby tells players
Players with dementia after repeated head impacts have been advised by World Rugby and several leading independent experts that other factors may be involved

Robert Kitson

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Former All Blacks player Carl Hayman reveals early onset dementia diagnosis
The All Blacks have expressed their sadness in the wake of Carl Hayman’s early-onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis at the age of 41

Liam Napier

02, Nov, 2021 @11:42 PM

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Modern-day rugby league players at equal risk of brain injuries, says lawyer
A lawyer representing ten former rugby league players in action against the sport’s governing body says today’s players are equally at risk of sustaining brain injuries

Aaron Bower

27, Oct, 2021 @4:18 PM

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Former international players launch concussion legal action against RFL
A group of former international rugby league players have announced their intention to bring legal proceedings against the Rugby Football League, arguing the governing body failed to protect them from the risks of brain damage caused by concussion

Aaron Bower

27, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New paper launches attack on ‘biased’ sport concussion consensus process
The IOC, Fifa, World Rugby, and other sports governing bodies are facing new calls for a radical overhaul of their concussion policies

Andy Bull

20, Oct, 2021 @2:56 PM

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A Rorschach test for rugby: contrasting conclusions from new dementia study | Andy Bull
The new BRAIN study feels like a sort of Rorschach test. Even two of the groups who collaborated disagree about what it means for the sport

Andy Bull

20, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Our sport can be safe and exciting’: NFL points the way for dealing with concussion
The NFL now has 30 medical professionals at each game as it grapples with rule changes and increased knowledge about head injuries

Sean Ingle

18, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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